Aeonium 'Pink Witch' is one of the most beautiful Aoenium hybrids.
Aeonium 'Pink Witch'
Aeonium 'Pink Witch' is a beautiful compact succulent that forms variegated rosettes of leaves showing shades of pink, green, and white. It can grow up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and produces rings of offsets at an early age, quickly forming an attractive clump. The spoon-shaped leaves have soft pointed tips and slightly ciliate margins. Their colors change depending on the season and growing conditions. During the winter, the leaves are green with white outer portions and only a small amount of pink on the margins. The pink tones slowly became more apparent in spring and most vibrant in summer.
Flowering has not been observed to date.
Aeonium 'Pink Witch' is thought to be a mutation of Aeonium 'Blushing Beauty'.
How to Grow and Care for Aeonium 'Pink Witch'
Light: Aeonium 'Pink Witch' thrives in full sun to partial shade, but in summer, light shade may be necessary, especially during the hotter afternoon hours. When growing indoors, ensure it receives as much bright indirect light as possible to prevent the plant from becoming leggy and stretched.
Soil: Unlike most succulents, this plant requires a sandy loam or regular potting soil amended with perlite. Avoid placing it in premade soil mixes designed for succulents since it needs more moisture than they typically provide.
Temperature: Aeonium 'Pink Witch' does not like hot or dry weather, so it may go dormant in summer. It grows best in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 10a to 11b, with average minimum winter temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 °F (-1.1 to 10 °C).
Watering: Water the plant thoroughly in spring and fall, allowing the soil to dry before watering again. During the winter, water it more sparingly. Although this plant requires more water than most succulents, too much moisture can lead to root rot. During its dormancy in summer, stop watering except in arid conditions.
Fertilizing: To stimulate growth and improve the appearance of the plant, apply a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength only during the growing season.
Repotting: If growing Aeonium 'Pink Witch' in a container, repot it every two to three years during the spring. Choose a container with drainage holes to prevent root rot.
Propagation: This plant is easy to propagate by stem cuttings. Take cuttings during the growing season and allow the cut end to dry for several days before planting.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Aeonium.
Toxicity of Aeonium 'Pink Witch'
Aeonium 'Pink Witch' is considered non-toxic, so it is safe for growing around children and pets.
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